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Call to Action & Toolkit: Urge Congress to Support Trauma-Informed Legislation

It’s time to take action and make our voices heard to build healthy, resilient communities! The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) is organizing trauma-informed advocates, activists, and stakeholders to urge their U.S. Senators and Representatives to support two bipartisan, bicameral bills that would significantly help prevent, address, and mitigate the negative impacts of trauma through community-based/led initiatives.

Rebuilding a Cultural Economy: A Story from the Nipmuc Nation (

To read Andre Strongbearheart and Carlos Uriona 's article, please click here. This article offers a conversation between two friends, neighbors, and peers, Andre Strongbearheart Gaines, Jr. (Nipmuc) and Carlos Uriona , who collaborate with Double Edge Theater , a cultural cooperative and ensemble collective based in Western Massachusetts in the small town ( population 1,695 ) of Ashfield, that “assumes responsibility for art making, visioning, and survival needs of the theatre,” and...

Massachusetts museum returns sacred items to Sioux tribes (

Leola One Feather, right, of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota on July 19, 2022, at the Founders Museum in Barre, Mass. Phil Marcelo / AP file To read the Associated Press article, please click here. About 150 artifacts considered sacred by the Lakota Sioux peoples are being returned to them after being stored at a small Massachusetts museum for more than a century. Members of the Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes traveled from South Dakota to take custody of the weapons,...

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